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Watching Game 7 Of The Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 13, 2019 – Last night’s 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 7, in which the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins, 4-1, to capture their first-ever Stanley Cup, averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of nearly 9 million viewers (8.914), making it the most-watched NHL game on record and propelling the seven-game Stanley Cup Final and 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs to numerous viewership and streaming milestones, according to Fast National data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

Following are consumption highlights for Game 7, the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, and the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

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Watching The NHL On NBCSN And NBC

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 8, 2019 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2018-19 NHL regular season – which included a record 112 games as well as a record number of doubleheaders and games featuring Canadian and Western Conference teams – delivered viewership increases across all platforms, according to Nielsen. Combined viewership across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 424,000 viewers, up 2% vs. the 2017-18 regular-season (105 games, 417,000).

“This was our most diverse schedule yet, with a record number of doubleheaders featuring Western Conference teams and more Canadian teams in primetime than ever before,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer & President, Production, NBC Sports and NBCSN. “Our goal was to celebrate the league’s expanding fan base and to showcase its exciting young stars. Frankly, we weren’t sure what the response would be, but we were committed to the league’s long-term benefit. So to have a viewership increase in year one is a huge win. And now we’re on to the greatest tournament in sports…the Stanley Cup Playoffs.”

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4D Replay Will Be Used By NBC At The NHL All-Star Weekend

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 23, 2018 – NBC Sports and the NHL announced today that they will work with 4DReplay to provide a unique 4D (four-dimensional video) look at replays, for viewers watching NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game and GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Challenge™.

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Watching The Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 12, 2017 – The six-game 2017 Stanley Cup Final featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators produced a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 4.762 million average viewers, making it the most-watched Stanley Cup Final on record without an Original Six team, according to Fast National Ratings from The Nielsen Company and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

Game 6 on NBC, which the Pittsburgh Penguins won by a score of 2-0 on Sunday night to become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998, averaged a TAD of 7.086 million viewers, up 29% vs. last year’s Cup-clinching Game 6 on NBC featuring Pittsburgh and San Jose (5.476 million).

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Watching Game 1 Of The Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 30, 2017 – Last night’s Game 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final on NBC, in which the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for an exciting 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa., averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 5.038 million viewers, up 22% vs. last year’s Game 1 between the Penguins and San Jose Sharks (4.132 million).

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Dave Strader Will Call Boston/Dallas Game On NBC Next Sunday

DALLAS, Texas - The Dallas Stars, in conjunction with NBC, announced today that Dave Strader and Daryl "Razor" Reaugh will call the Dallas Stars vs. Boston Bruins contest on Sunday, Feb. 26. Strader will provide play-by-play, and Reaugh and Brian Boucher will serve as the color analysts for the nationally televised game on NBC.  The game is scheduled for an 11:30 a.m. CT puck drop at American Airlines Center.

Strader, who returned to the broadcast booth for the Stars current five-game homestand, continues his fight against cholangiocarcinoma, a fairly rare and aggressive form of cancer. His treatment schedule afforded him the opportunity to travel to Dallas and return to the booth and he called his first game in 283 days last night against Tampa Bay.  Following the Stars games vs. Pittsburgh on Feb. 28 and vs. New York Islanders on March 2, he will return to upstate New York to continue his treatment.

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Watching The 2017 NHL All-Star Game

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 30, 2017 – NBC Sports’ presentation of the 2017 NHL All-Star Game averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 2.28 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms, according to Fast National data released by The Nielsen Company, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

The NBC-only broadcast averaged 2.262 million viewers, up 42% vs. the 2016 NHL All-Star Game on NBCSN (1.595 million) and up 46% vs. NBC’s 2015-16 NHL regular-season average (1.545 million). This year’s game (3:39-7 p.m. ET), which marked the event’s return to network television, was the most-watched NHL All-Star Game since 2004, and delivered a 1.32 household rating, up 47% vs. 2016 (0.90; NBCSN).

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Coming Up On NBC, Two Outdoor NHL Classic Games

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 21, 2016 – NBC Sports rings in the new year with a pair of outdoor NHL Classics, highlighted by NBC’s annual presentation of the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, when Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues host Patrick Kane and the rival Chicago Blackhawks at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Monday, January 2, at 3 p.m. ET.

In addition to the NHL Winter Classic, NBC presents a clash of young American NHL stars on New Year’s Day at 3 p.m. ET in the NHL Centennial Classic, when rookie sensation Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs host Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings at BMO Field in Toronto. The NHL Centennial Classic represents the start of the league’s year-long Centennial celebration.

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About The NBC Sports Group NHL Schedule

from Chris Peters of CBSSports,

Here are the five big things you need to know about the NBC NHL schedule for 2016-17, including how many times each team will be on:

1. Blackhawks will appear a league-high 21 times nationally, Flyers get 20 games

The league's most popular brand in terms of TV viewership, ticket sales and merchandise is unsurprisingly going to get a lot of run on NBC's platforms. On top of playing in their third Winter Classic next season - Jan. 2 against the St. Louis Blues at Busch Stadium - the Blackhawks will have 25 percent of their regular-season schedule visible to a national audience. They are the biggest ratings driver the league has and NBC is going to milk that for all it's worth. This is the same amount of Blackhawks games they ordered for last season....

The Philadelphia Flyers, however, also have an extremely robust national TV schedule. They'll be on 20 times next season.

It should be noted that both Philadelphia and Chicago have all of their non-nationally broadcast games broadcast on regional Comcast Sports Networks, which are under the same umbrella as NBC Sports. That allows NBC to pull their feeds without having to send a full broadcast crew to those games.

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All About The NBC Sports Group NHL Schedule For The Upcoming Season

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 21, 2016 – Coming off of the most-watched full NHL regular season on cable in 22 years, NBC Sports Group is scheduled to present 106 NHL regular-season games during the 2016-17 season – the most ever across NBC Sports Group heading into a season – featuring 14 games on NBC and 92 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere.

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NHL Draft And Awards Show Coverage In The USA

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 21, 2016 – NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the 2016 NHL Draft this Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with an exclusive presentation of the first round from First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Coverage begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET with a 30-minute NHL Draft Pre-Draft Special on NBCSN. In addition, NBCSN will also provide live coverage of the 2016 NHL Awards tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of the 2016 NHL Draft and 2016 NHL Awards.

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Watching Hockey Day In America

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 24, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s Hockey Day In America tripleheader this past Sunday, Feb. 21 – highlighted by the NHL Stadium Series matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. – averaged more than 1.2 million viewers across NBC and NBCSN, up 21% vs. NBC Sports Group’s 2015 Hockey Day In America coverage (992,000), according to data provided by The Nielsen Company.

Hockey Day In America capped a week of NHL coverage that featured the two most-watched NHL games on NBCSN since opening night, putting NBCSN on pace to have its most-watched NHL regular season ever.

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Celebrating Hockey Day In America

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 16, 2016 – NBC Sports Group celebrates hockey in the United States with a Hockey Day In America tripleheader this Sunday across NBC and NBCSN, highlighted by an NHL Stadium Series matchup between Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks and Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild, from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Watching Game 6, Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 16, 2015 – Last night’s Stanley Cup Final series-clinching Game 6 on NBC delivered at 5.6 metered market rating, the third-best for a Game 6 on record (since 1995) and NBC’s fourth-best NHL overnight ever, according to The Nielsen Company.

The 5.6 overnight for Game 6, in which the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 to win their third Stanley Cup in six years, trails only the 2010 Game 6 between the Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers (5.8) and the 2013 Game 6 between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins (5.7). Last night’s game is up 40% vs. the 2012 Game 6between the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings (4.0).

Locally, the Chicago market delivered a 41.0 HH rating, its highest ever for a Blackhawks game, and a 57 share. The Chicago rating is the highest local rating for any market for a non-Game 7 on NBC. Tampa posted a 15.2 HH rating, its second-best ever on NBC.

Following are the Top 10 markets for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final:

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Watching Game 2 Of The Stanley Cup Final

via NBC Sports Group release...

Last night’s Chicago Blackhawks-Tampa Bay Lightning contest on NBC, in which the Lightning won 4-3 to even the series at one game apiece, delivered a 4.8 metered market rating, making it NBC’s best Stanley Cup Final Game 2 overnight ever and best on broadcast television on record. It was up 5% vs. last year’s double overtime Game 2 (4.56, NYR-L.A.).

The game (7:15-10:15 p.m. ET), which immediately followed NBC Sports’ coverage of the Belmont Stakes, posted a 22.6 rating in Chicago and a 15.1 in Tampa. NBC was the No. 1 network in each market during the game.

Rounding out the Top 5 markets were Buffalo (8.6), Milwaukee (6.7) and Ft. Myers (6.5).

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Watching The NBC Sports Group

from Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily,

NBCSN averaged 349,000 viewers for 91 NHL game telecasts during the '14-15 season, down slightly from 351,000 viewers over 88 games last season.

The audience still marks the cable net's third-best audience since acquiring NHL rights prior to the '05-06 season. Only last season and the lockout-shortened '12-13 season rank higher. NBCSN did see a small gain (+1%) for its "Wednesday Night Rivalry" telecasts (565,000 vs 559,000 viewers). The Wednesday night window drew seven of NBCSN's 10 most-viewed games this season.

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Watching The Stanley Cup Playoffs

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 16, 2014 – On the strength of an NHL record 93 postseason games – including 46 one-goal games and 26 overtime games – a new playoff format that emphasized divisional rivalries, and a Stanley Cup Final that featured the nation’s two largest media markets, the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs became the second-most watched NHL post-season since NBC and NBCSN began their exclusive coverage in 2006, according to Fast National data provided by The Nielsen Company. Every game was televised nationally by the NBC Sports Group.

In addition, the Stanley Cup Final, won in five games by the Los Angeles Kings over the New York Rangers, was just the fifth Final in 20 years to average more than 5.0 million viewers. Digitally, NBC Sports Live Extra delivered live stream records in virtually all metrics for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Final and Game 5.

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Watching Game 5, Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 14, 2014 – The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup last night with a double-overtime 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. The thrilling contest averaged 6.0 million viewers; making it the most-watched Game 5 in six years and helping NBC win the night in primetime, according to Fast National data from The Nielsen Company. Los Angeles and New York both scored their second-best local-market ratings ever for an NHL game on NBC or NBCSN.

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Watching Game 2, Stanley Cup Final

via a press release from NBC...

NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL GAME 2

Last night’s Game 2 (7:15—11:45 p.m. ET), in which the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 5-4 in double overtime to take a 2-0 series lead, averaged 6.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched Game 2 on record (since at least 1994). The game was up 60% vs. last year’s Game 2 on NBCSN (Bruins-Blackhawks, 4.0 million), and up 121% vs. 2012’s Game 2 on NBC that also featured the Kings (Kings-Devils, 2.9 million).

• Viewership for the game peaked in the final quarter-hour (11:30-11:45 p.m. ET) with 7.6 million viewers. The 7:15-7:30 pre-game quarter-hour, which immediately followed Belmont Stakes coverage, averaged 9.1 million viewers. The game delivered a 3.7 HH rating.

• Game 2 dominated primetime. NBC was No. 1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in A18-49 (2.0) and all other key measures. Game 2 ranked No. 1 in A18-49 in all six primetime half-hours, beat the other major broadcast networks combined in A18-49 rating (2.0 vs. 1.5).

• New York delivered a 10.5 HH rating for Game 2, the highest-rated NHL game ever on NBC or NBCSN in the market, and up from a 10.1 for Game 1, which was the previous record. Los Angeles scored a 8.9 HH rating, the second-highest such game ever in Los Angeles, behind only the 2012 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 (13.6), which was when the Kings clinched their first-ever championship. L.A. did a 7.1 HH rating for Game 1.

• Last night’s Game 2, which ended in the second overtime, delivered 9.0 million minutes of live streaming on NBC Sports Live Extra, the most ever for an NHL game, according to Adobe Analytics. It surpassed last year’s Stanley Cup Final triple-overtime Game 1, which produced 8.9 million minutes of consumption. Game 2 was watched by 219,677 unique viewers.

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NBC Notes On Game 1, Stanley Cup Final

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 5, 2014 – The first game of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings averaged 4.777 million viewers, making it NBC’s second-most watched Stanley Cup Final Game 1 ever and the second-most watched Game 1 overall since 1999. NBC won the night in primetime among P18-49 with a 1.9 rating.

The game (8:00-11:17 p.m. ET), in which the Kings defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime, drew 4.777 million viewers and a 3.0 HH rating. Game 1 was up 65% in viewership compared to the last time the Kings were in the Stanley Cup Final (2.902 million in 2012) and up 212% vs. the last time the Rangers appeared (1.532 million, ESPN, 1994; not including RSN viewership in New York). The only Game 1 on NBC to surpass last night’s viewership was last year’s triple-overtime thriller between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, which averaged 6.358 million.

The game peaked at 5.7 million viewers from 10:45-11:00 p.m. ET.

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Watching Game 1, Stanley Cup Final

via the Hollywood Reporter,

Metered-markets give the Los Angeles Kings-New York Rangers showdown a 3.8 rating among households. That's a a drop of more than 20 percent from last year. Still, the game was up considerably from the last time the Kings, Wednesday's overtime winners, had a stake. The 2012 game one featuring the Kings and the New Jersey Devils delivered only a 2.4 rating.

All initial ratings are subject to change, but as it stands, hockey viewership in Los Angeles was also up. The game took a 7.1 households rating in the nation's biggest market -- the third-best ever for a hockey game in the town.

Adjustments will likely paint a slightly tweaked picture, but, as it stands, NBC leads the night with a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49.

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Watching The NBC Sports Group

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 15, 2014 – On the strength of the inaugural NHL Stadium Series, the return of the NHL Winter Classic, and the second season of Wednesday Night Rivalry, the 2013-14 NHL regular season set a full-season viewership record for NBCSN, and is expected to do the same for NBC when final figures become available later this week, according to The Nielsen Company.

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Watching The Stadium Series Game At Soldier Field

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 2, 2014 -- NBC’s primetime coverage of last night’s NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks (8-11:15 p.m. ET) from Soldier Field in Chicago registered a 2.1 overnight rating, making it the highest overnight ever on NBC for a non-Winter Classic NHL regular-season game, according to metered market data from The Nielsen Company.

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Women’s Gold Medal Game Draws Big Numbers Via Streaming

SOCHI, Russia – Feb. 20, 2014 – Thursday’s women’s hockey Olympic gold medal game between Team USA and Canada is now the most-streamed event in the history of NBC Sports Digital, excluding Super Bowl XLVI.

The stream of the game, in which Canada defeated the U.S., 3-2, in overtime, was watched by 1.2 million unique users and generated 34.9 million minutes of consumption.

The game, which was streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app, surpasses yesterday’s men’s ice hockey quarterfinal between Team USA and the Czech Republic in uniques (798,337) and the 2012 London Olympics women’s soccer final between Team USA and Japan in minutes consumed (29.7 million). The uniques and consumption outpace every sport and event NBC Sports Digital has ever streamed, excluding Super Bowl XLVI.

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Watching The Two Stadium Series Games

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 27, 2014 – The NHL Stadium Series matchups from iconic venues in Los Angeles and New York this past weekend set viewership records across NBC and NBCSN, continuing NBC Sports Group’s strong NHL ratings this season.

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Watching Game 4 2013 Stanley Cup Final

NEW YORK – June 20, 2013 – With three of the first four games needing overtime, the 2013 Stanley Cup Final is averaging 5.356 million viewers per game, making it the most-watched Final through four games on record (data available since 1994), according to The Nielsen Company.

Last night’s 11-goal overtime contest (8:10-11:37 p.m. ET) between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final averaged 6.459 million viewers, making it the most-watched Stanley Cup Final Game 4 ever (since the introduction of People Meters in 1987).

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NBC Sports Live Extra Begins Tonight

NEW YORK – April 11, 2013NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for digital, mobile and tablets, will begin live streaming NBC Sports Network live-event content to Cablevision, Comcast Xfinity TV, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS customers via TV Everywhere beginning tonight. Additional cable, satellite and telco providers are expected to be added soon.

The 2013 NBC Sports Network live-event programming roster includes the remainder of the NHL regular season, the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final; Premier League and Major League Soccer matche; Formula One™ and IndyCar races; horse racing that surrounds the Triple Crown; and more.

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More Live Streaming Coming From NBC Sports Group

from Michael Hiestand of USA TODAY,

NBC will formally announce Thursday that it will offer live digital streams of all its marquee sports events -- including action on its NBC Sports Network cable channel and Golf Channel....

Rick Cordella, senior vice president for the NBC Sports Group's digital media, tells USA TODAY Sports that "we're streaming every thing where we have the rights to do it."...

Among the NBC action that will be streamed: All NHL playoff games -- including first-ever streams of the Stanley Cup. that will be up from just 12 NHL playoff games being streamed last season.

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Celebrate Hockey Day In America On Sunday

NEW YORK - February 15, 2013 - NBC Sports Group will celebrate Hockey Day In America with fans by inviting viewers to share photos of how they are spending the day in their hometown. Using the hashtag #HockeyDay, fans will be able to share photos, via Twitter, of celebrations at home, ice rinks and at arenas across the country. Select images will be retweeted by NBC Sports’ NHL Twitter account @NHLONNBCSPORTS and shared on-air during NBC and NBC Sports Network’s nine hours of Hockey Day In America coverage.

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Opening Day Ratings On NBC

added 2:30pm, more on the ratings below from a press release from NBC.

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NBC Off To A Bad Start

This video has made the rounds already, Puck Daddy, The Score and I am sure other sites have posted it as well.

In the video, NBC claims the Penguins beat the Flyers in their playoff matchup last season... oops. 

 

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NBC Talks Hockey

NEW YORK – Jan. 15, 2013 – NBC Sports Group begins regular-season NHL coverage on Sat., Jan. 19 with the Stanley Cup Champion L.A. Kings banner raising at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. After the ceremony, NBC will air regional coverage of Chicago Blackhawks at Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers. On Sun., Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. ET, NBC returns with the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Flyers. NBC Sports Network begins its season Sunday night by televising the Phoenix Coyotes at the Chicago Blackhawks at 10 p.m. ET.

The lead NHL broadcast team of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst), will call the majority of the games on NBC. This weekend, due to the unique coverage offered on NBC, Dave Strader (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Brian Engblom (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will team up for the Blackhawks at Kings. Emrick and McGuire will team up to announce Pittsburgh at Philadelphia on Saturday and Philadelphia at Buffalo on Sunday on NBC.

NBC Sports Group today previewed the season on a conference call with EmrickOlczyk and McGuire, as well as Executive Producer Sam Flood.

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NBC Sports Group NHL TV Schedule

NEW YORK — Jan. 13, 2013 — NBC Sports Group will air 70 NHL regular-season games across NBC and NBC Sports Network this season. The schedule includes 14 exclusive windows (15 games) on NBC, the most regular-season windows ever for the network, as well as 24 exclusive windows and 26 exclusive games on NBC Sports Network.

Coverage begins the weekend of Jan. 19-20 with the NBC Sports Group presenting four games over two days, three on NBC and one on NBC Sports Network. Additional scheduling highlights include the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup championship banner raising, a Hockey Day in America tripleheader, and the start of rivalry nights on Wednesday night on NBC Sports Network. According to the National Hockey League, which released the schedule today, all games will be intra-conference with an emphasis on divisional play.

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Report- Live On NBC

from Steve Lepore of SB Nation,

NBC will open this season with an the 2013 NHL schedule with a first. I've gone back and looked through 40 or 50 years of NHL broadcast schedules (albeit, there are about 15 to 20 of those years where the league wasn't on broadcast television), and this will be the first time a major network (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox) will air National Hockey League regular season games on consecutive days.

It's been long-rumored that NBC will open up with a Flyers vs. Penguins national game at 3 p.m. ET on Jan. 19. It appears, however, that NBC will return to the old practice of regionalizing -- half the country will get one game, the other will get another.

The other game? NBC's listings page confirms that they'll be airing the home opener of the Los Angeles Kings, as they raise their banner against the Chicago Blackhawks. The likely result is that NBC will either split the country into east and west, or possibly add in a third game (New York Rangers vs. Boston perhaps?) and further split things up, ensuring a boffo rating.

On Sunday, the Flyers will pull double duty, taking on the Sabres in Buffalo at 12:30 p.m. ET. That game will likely (though it's not official) be nationally televised.

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Lockout Could Hurt NBC

from Liana B. Baker of Reuters,

NBC executives are hoping that the National Hockey League and its players union reach a new labor agreement and avoid a lockout that could leave the network scrambling to find a replacement for one of its sports programming mainstays.

Hockey is a linchpin of NBC Sports programming - the network signed a new $2 billion, 10-year contract with the league last year. A strike or delay in the upcoming NHL season would throw cold water on the momentum it built up from the London Olympics, which nightly averaged 31.3 million viewers for the network....

The timing could not be worse for Comcast, which is relying on hockey to build up the NBC Sports Network, its fledgling cable sports channel. A lockout would leave the network, previously known as Versus and the Outdoor Life Network, with major holes to fill in its prime-time lineup.

"The NBC Sports Network got some great lift and visibility and awareness with the Olympics and they'd like to keep that momentum by having the NHL," said Jason Maltby, director of national broadcast TV at media buying firm MindShare.

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Everyone Seems Happy With The NHL Ratings

from Christopher Botta and John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal at The Sporting News,

NBC and NHL executives hailed as a success their strategy of televising every Stanley Cup playoff game in its entirety for the first time this year, even if ratings for the Final and the league’s conference championship series dropped considerably.

Viewership dropped 33 percent for the six-game Stanley Cup Final and 8 percent for the conference finals from last year. For the entire postseason, viewership on NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC was down 14 percent compared with last year’s coverage on NBC and Versus (1.2 million viewers compared with 1.4 million).

“There are certain things that you can control and work on, and there are other things that you deal with as they come along,” said Jon Miller, NBC Sports president of programming. “Our advertising revenue is up. Sponsorship is up. We sold a lot more inventory because we had more games to sell. On every measurable metric that we look at to evaluate our first year of this partnership, we think that it was a huge success.”

NBC has said that ad sales around this year’s playoffs were up 40 percent, and ad buyers said they were satisfied with the playoffs’ overall TV performance.

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Watching Game 6, SCF

via Michael Hiestand of USA TODAY,

In the USA’s second-biggest TV market, Game 6 drew 13.6 of local households—the most ever for NHL action in that market. Overall, Game 6 drew a 4.0 overnight—4% of households in the 56 urban markets measured for overnights—up 3% from last year’s Boston-Vancouver Cup Final Game 6.

Otherwise, this year’s Cup Final trailed last year. Ratings for the first two games, on NBC, were down 25% from last year, while the next two on NBC Sports Network were off 33%—and the overnight for Game 5 on NBC was off 19%.

Separately, NBC finished with a 4.8 national rating—4.8% of U.S. households—for its Belmont Stakes coverage. That’s up 12% from last year. NBC’s three-race Triple Crown average—7.5% of U.S. households—was the highest since 2008, when Big Brown was a Triple Crown contender heading into the Belmont.

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SCF Ratings Are Down But Positives Remain

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

For one thing, ratings for the playoffs as a whole are up. More than 70 million “unique” viewers tuned in across North America over the first three rounds, an increase over last year, although (John) Collins couldn’t give an exact percentage. Almost twice as many Americans were watching compared to Canadians (the number was 44 million compared to 23 million through two rounds).

Collins said the league is thrilled with the Kings’ popularity in a tough market, the second largest — behind New York — in the United States. The area around the Staples Centre has been packed on game days with party revellers.

“We’ve been able to pick up a big, important media market in every playoffs (the last few years) and light that place up as a hockey market,” said Collins. “I feel like that’s happening in Los Angeles. It’s not just hockey fans who are into the Kings story, it’s the entire market.”

While NBC’s ratings for the Cup final are down compared to last year, the network rules the L.A. market on nights when it shows Kings games. NBC Sports Network — a cable network — was the top-rated network overall in Los Angeles for the 8-11 p.m. time period during Game 4.

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Who Made The Better Call?

from Justin Bourne of The Score,

I’m a Canadian guy living in the US, so I’m quite familiar with the work of most national broadcasters. I love Bob Cole and Harry Neal (“Great save by…the goalie!”), and usually I love Jim Hughson. Now that I’m in the US, I get a lot of Doc Emrick, who is a whole bunch of fantastic himself (“Waffleboarded into the corner by Brodeur!”).

When Anze Kopitar scored the OT winner in Game 1 it, Emrick owned the moment. You could see the play unfolding, so the announcers had time to get excited as things developed. It’s not as fun when some surprise garbage goal goes in – this one gave us the rising action and the climax.

Jim Hughson’s call on CBC wasn’t exactly electric though. He sounded like a one of the bias broadcasters that sounds openly disappointed when their team gets scored on.

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Emrick’s Never Been Better

from Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated,

(Each month SI.com highlights people in the sports media who have proved newsworthy, both for positive and negative achievements. Since this column has been away the past two months, let’s call this the spring media power list)

1. Mike Emrick, NBC NHL announcer: My colleague Michael Farber calls him the preeminent lexicographer of the frozen game. I call him NBC’s Bard of Spring. With NBC airing every NHL playoff game nationally since the second round, Emrick has been a welcome visitor in homes for weeks, and at 65, he’s never been better at his craft. Losing no steam during the Rangers’ triple overtime win over the Capitals on May 3, Emrick wryly concluded, “There were three games played tonight in the NHL, two of them right here.” Sometimes we don’t give the best of the profession enough due because their daily excellence becomes expected. Emrick begins another Stanley Cup Final run Wednesday night (NBC, 8 p.m. ET). Tune in if you want to see a master word painter at work.

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You Can Finally Watch The Playoffs In The States

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,

There have been numerous press releases from both the NHL and the NBC sports network trumpeting the increase in viewers in these playoffs in the U.S. and the numbers only lie when you really want them too.

Of course much of the success, perhaps the lion’s share of these increases, is directly due to the increase in penetration in places where hockey hasn’t been a steady diet in the U.S. other than the full network weekend telecasts.

Having been in four different hotels in California the past month your agent can assure Canadian fans that the days without hockey while in the contiguous U.S. states are at an end, at least until this present 10 year agreement runs out which won’t be for another nine seasons. Every time you turn on your television there is the NBC Sports network front and centre when you couldn’t find Versus with a private investigator in those same regions in the past. No longer do you have to ferret out the closest sports bar and check to see whether they carry the hockey game. It seems to be everywhere which is something the sport didn’t have before, perhaps ever.

Even when the NHL was on ESPN, if another big event came along which conflicted with a crucial game, hockey would be bumped to ESPN2 which didn’t have anywhere near the penetration it does now. So for early playoffs and regular season, this coverage American fans are presently enjoying is perhaps the best ever and the numbers are there. And for that reason the thumbs have to go up with respect to the success of this deal. In fact, a lot of good things have been happening with respect to television revenues and penetration ever since the league got it’s act together with the Winter Sports classic and carried that momentum forward with this contract. After all these years, it’s great to see some success.

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Watching Round 2

NEW YORK – May 14, 2012 – The NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the first two rounds of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have averaged 1.06 million viewers, making the Conference Quarterfinals and Conference Semifinals the most-watched first two rounds on record (sine 1994, when cable program data started). On NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC, the 2012 Conference Semifinals averaged 1.32 million viewers, making them the most-watched Conference Semifinals on record. More than 39 million total viewers have watched the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC, NBC Sports Network and CNBC, up 23% vs. last year (32.2).

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Watching The NHL Playoffs

from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,

The last time the NHL was riding this high, in the estimation of American public opinion anyway, was during the spring of 1994 when the New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in 54 years. The league promptly celebrated its success by locking out its players for the first three months of the next season, thereby squandering almost all of its hard-won momentum.

Fast forward to the present. Ratings for the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs are hitting record levels with four of the top-6 NBC Sports Channel games ever telecast. On a local level, the New York Rangers (playing in the No. 1 media market in the U.S.) have reached the finals in the Eastern Conference, while the Los Angeles Kings (No. 2 media market) are in the Western Conference finals.

Strike up Gary Bettman’s Marching Band ... we’re headed for another lockout.

Much is being made in some corners of the ascension in NHL playoff ratings and the concurrent decline in the NBA’s ratings during its just-completed first round.

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This Should Not Be Happening

from WKYC,

This Sunday at 1pm, Channel 3 will be carrying the baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, forcing us to join Game 4 of the Stanley Cup semi-finals between the St. Louis Blues and the Los Angeles Kings, in progress.  We know this upsets our hockey loving fans and are sorry to have to do it.

Below is a statement from our programming director, Terry Moir, on the tough decisions she has to make when it comes to balancing our commitment to the Indians and other programming.

Dear hockey fans,

We know and understand your frustration with us for airing Indians baseball instead of playoff hockey.  But Channel 3 has a contract to air 20 of the Cleveland Indian baseball games on broadcast TV. We entered into our agreement when STO was just being launched. The idea was to have 20 games that people who could not afford cable TV would be able to see. We try, very hard, to divide up the sports that we pre-empt for baseball. So we take some hockey, some tennis, some golf, some volleyball and various other smaller sporting events.

Games are picked in December of the year before they air. Then NBC lays in their sports calendar in January or February. Our initial list of games is then cleared by NBC. NBC has events that we can pre-empt and ones that we cannot pre-empt. If I have a game on a date that they feel is not pre-emptible then I have to move off that date….

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Watching The NBC Family Of Channels, Round One

NEW YORK – April 27, 2012 – On the strength of a record 16 overtime games, 32 one-goal games, and a new television format that televised every first-round game nationally for the first time, the Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs delivered record-setting viewership. According to Fast National data released today by The Nielsen Company, the 2012 Conference Quarterfinals:

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Watching On NBC

from SportsBusiness Daily (normally paid subscription),

NBC earned a 2.5 overnight Nielsen rating for the Bruins’ OT win over the Capitals yesterday in Game Six of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series, marking the best non-Stanley Cup Final game overnight in 14 years. The comparable Flyers-Sabres Game Six last year earned a 1.6 overnight. NBC also earned a 2.4 overnight for Flyers’ elimination of the Penguins in Game Six of their series. There was no comparable early-window game on Sunday last year.

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Watching NBC

NEW YORK – April 16, 2012 – Three NHL Stanley Cup Playoff games on NBC this past weekend averaged a 50% increase in overnight ratings compared to last year’s coverage on the network, according to official overnight ratings data released today by The Nielsen Company. The increase includes Sunday’s Flyers-Penguins game on NBC, which posted the best Conference Quarterfinal game in 11 years and the best for any NHL playoff game, excluding the Stanley Cup Final, in a decade.

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Tell It Like It Is Boys

from Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times,

NBC almost did a great job covering the nasty final few minutes of Sunday’s Flyers-Penguins game. The direction and camera work were first-rate. Viewers didn’t miss a second of the fights on the ice and war of words between the benches.

What was missing was stronger analysis from Pierre McGuire and Ed Olczyk. While both teams seemed to have a reason to be irritated with the other, neither analyst was strong enough in his opinion as to who was to blame. It was obvious Flyers coach Peter Laviolette was upset with Penguins coach Dan Bylsma. But it would have been nice if McGuire and Olczyk — both former coaches who, you would think, know the protocol — gave their takes on who was in the right.

Viewers also could have expected more from McGuire, who was stationed between the benches, smack dab in the middle of the yelling and trash talking. One could only guess there was plenty of cursing and threats, but McGuire at least could have given us more of a clue to the gist of the argument. One of the advantages of being between the benches is hearing what is being said. So take advantage of it.

In the end, McGuire and Olczyk are outstanding. They provided excellent commentary for most of Sunday’s game as they do for every game. I’d rather listen to those two than anyone else when it comes to hockey. But the viewers needed just a little more on Sunday.

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Video- Milbury Gets A Bit Tongue-Tied

Pre-game at the Winter Classic.

Suprised Roenick didn’t break out a grin.

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Milbury Talks

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

In an exclusive two-hour interview with the Globe on Saturday morning, former Bruins defenseman Mike Milbury offered his side of the Dec. 9 incident at a Brookline outdoor rink for which he now could face assault charges.

According to the 59-year-old Milbury, he acted only to break up an on-ice altercation between 12-year-old hockey players, one of them his son, which had him briefly restraining the player from the Everett-based club who was skirmishing with his son prior to a shootout contest.

‘‘I want to be clear about a couple of things,’’ said Milbury. ‘‘No one was punched, kicked or assaulted in any way. I know the ‘Mad Mike’ image that I have and all that. I love the game, I’m passionate about it, but I don’t smack kids around. I grabbed the other kid by the sweater to stop a fight and, yeah, I swore at him. That’s it. That’s what I did…”.

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added 9:17pm, Additional items have been added to the original article.  I suggest you check it out again if you are interested in this topic.

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